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24th Nov '15 10:38:32 AM Morgenthaler
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When duo songwriters Julia Houston ([[WillAndGrace Debra Messing]]) and Tom Levitt ([[Theatre/LegallyBlonde Christian Borle]]), director Derek Wills ([[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Davenport]]), and producer Eileen Rand (Creator/AnjelicaHuston) put on a Broadway musical based on the life of MarilynMonroe, small town girl Karen Cartwright ([[Series/AmericanIdol Katharine [=McPhee=]]]) and veteran actress Ivy Lynn ([[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Megan]] [[NineToFive Hilty]]) audition for the star role. But things won't be easy when both women are favored for the role and must compete for it.

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When duo songwriters Julia Houston ([[WillAndGrace Debra Messing]]) and Tom Levitt ([[Theatre/LegallyBlonde Christian Borle]]), director Derek Wills ([[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Davenport]]), and producer Eileen Rand (Creator/AnjelicaHuston) put on a Broadway musical based on the life of MarilynMonroe, small town girl Karen Cartwright ([[Series/AmericanIdol Katharine [=McPhee=]]]) and veteran actress Ivy Lynn ([[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Megan]] [[NineToFive Hilty]]) (Megan Hilty) audition for the star role. But things won't be easy when both women are favored for the role and must compete for it.
22nd Nov '15 5:58:29 PM MikeW
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* ItsAllAboutMe: With so many egos, it's no surprise this happens a lot, such as Ivy acting like any problem with the show is a personal attack on her.
** Most notable is how Ellis honestly seems to think that if not for his comment on Marilyn Monroe back in the pilot, the musical would not exist and insists on being made a producer, oblivious to his utter lack of experience.
18th Jul '15 9:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: There are now ''three'' musicals vying for the viewer's attention: ''Bombshell'', ''Hit List'', and ''DangerousLiaisons''. The last is given a bit less focus than the first two.

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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: There are now ''three'' musicals vying for the viewer's attention: ''Bombshell'', ''Hit List'', and ''DangerousLiaisons''.''Literature/DangerousLiaisons''. The last is given a bit less focus than the first two.
12th Jul '15 7:20:07 AM kelly232
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*BadassLongcoat: Derek likes to stalk around wearing one on occasion.
21st May '15 8:27:06 AM jth
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* OneSceneWonder: In-universe, Ivy in ''Liaisons''. She has small part in a show that's rapidly coming off the rails, but (under Tom's advice) she goes gloriously OTT in her big solo and instantly becomes the best and most memorable thing about the show for everyone who sees it. It even earns her a Tony nod, despite the show itself ending after just a few runs when the bipolar lead actor stops taking his meds and nearly dies on-stage.

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* OneSceneWonder: In-universe, Ivy in ''Liaisons''. She has small part in a show that's rapidly coming off the rails, but (under Tom's (on Derek's advice) she goes gloriously OTT in her big solo and instantly becomes the best and most memorable thing about the show for everyone who sees it. It even earns her a Tony nod, despite the show itself ending after just a few runs when the bipolar lead actor stops taking his meds and nearly dies on-stage.
21st May '15 7:25:25 AM jth
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* OneSceneWonder: In-universe, Ivy in ''Liaisons''. She has small part in a show that's rapidly coming off the rails, but (under Tom's advice) she goes gloriously OTT in her big solo and instantly becomes the best and most memorable thing about the show for everyone who sees it. It even earns her a Tony nod, despite the show itself ending after just a few runs when the bipolar lead actor stops taking his meds and nearly dies on-stage.
11th Jan '15 8:29:50 AM TheUnsquished
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* {{Bollywood}}: The musical number "A Thousand and One Nights."

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* {{Bollywood}}: UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}: The musical number "A Thousand and One Nights."
9th Oct '14 1:45:11 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* EvilDiva: The Diva, who kills Karen's character in a FlashForward at the beginning.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: The cabaret club 54 Below staged ''Hit List'' for several shows, featuring Andy Mientus, Jeremy Jordan, and Krysta Rodriguez reprising the roles they had in the show.
* EvilDiva: The Diva, who kills Karen's character in a FlashForward at the beginning.
30th Jul '14 5:13:03 PM CharacterInWhite
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Bollywood number "A Thousand and One Nights."
30th Jul '14 5:11:42 PM CharacterInWhite
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* ActorAllusion: NickJonas guest stars as Lyle West, an actor who started out on broadway. Nick himself got his start in ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.
** Played with in the case of Grace Gummer, who plays Eileen's daughter Katie -a humanitarian who spends most of her time helping out in remote, foreign locations. Her older sister Mamie Gummer stared in a show with a similar premise of helping out in remote locations, only as a doctor.
** Debra Messing playing a woman living in [[BigApplesauce New York]] [[WillAndGrace whose best friend is a gay man]]
** Leigh Conroy is basically a flanderized Bernadette Peters.
** Karen [[Series/AmericanIdol auditioning for a show]] involving a MeanBrit.
** Ivy's previous theatre experience included some time spent in Theatre/{{Wicked}}
** Tom mentions staying up all night in the hopes of snagging RENT tickets. Will Chase, portraying the role of Michael Swift, was the Roger understudy in RENT and appeared as Roger in RENT's last production.
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